Christians Fleeing Iraq for Syria

(New York Times) Attacks on Iraq's tiny Christian minority have been steadily increasing since late spring, culminating in the bombing of five Christian churches in Baghdad and Mosul on Sunday. As a result, according to the UN high commissioner for refugees, Christians are now fleeing the country in record numbers. Syria is the preferred destination, for its low cost of living and cultural similarities with Iraq, though Iraqi Christians are heading to Jordan and Lebanon as well.

2004-08-05 00:00:00

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